Make your way through the driest region of Peru and uncover the hundreds of mysteries left behind by the ancient cultures that once stepped on these lands. The Nazca desert holds a gloomy past and the Chauchilla Cemetery is the perfect example.
If you’ve been following our Nazca travel guide, you surely have read about the 2,000-year-old Nazca civilization that marked the lands with their enormous geoglyphs in the Pampas de Jumana.
Nonetheless, there’s so much more to know about this culture that we encourage you to stay at least one more day to experience it at its fullest. The Chauchilla Cemetery is the only place in Peru where you get to see mummies in their actual burial place.
The full-bodied mummies are incredibly preserved thanks to the arid climate of the region and their burial practices. It is actually quite spooky to see these nearly 1,200-year-old bodies glancing at visitors from their open graves.
If you love archeology as much as we do, then you’ll definitely need to include this excursion in your travel itinerary. Discover an ancestral necropolis hidden in plain sight at a few kilometers south of Nazca city.
The private tour will take you on a total immersion to one of the most sacred locations of Nazca culture, where hundreds of mummies were buried along with their belongings and other objects that they used to believe would help them in their next life.
The Chauchilla Cemetery is located 30 minutes away from Nazca, which is why it is an easy day tour from the city. The pre-Inca site is one of the most impressive burial places in Peru since it comprehends a series of open-air tombs spreaded across the entire region.
Unfortunately, the tombs were looted by grave robbers and many of the archeological relics were stolen and never to be seen again.
However, once it became an official archeological site, excavations took place and they managed to retrieve many other objects and restored the site just as it was hundreds of years ago. Check this blog for more information about the Chauchilla Cemetery.
Important Note: You can schedule this activity at any time of the day. Also, you could combine the Chauchilla Cemetery Tour with the Flight Over the Nazca Lines. Contact our travel agents for more information.
As you already know, the Chauchilla Cemetery is located in the southern Nazca Pampas, a few kilometers away from the main city. Nazca is situated about 7 hours from Lima, which is why we highly recommend making a few stops on the way there so you can experience the best in total comfort.
Luckily for you, this excursion will take you through the most beautiful natural scenery of the region, to later explore this mysterious place.
To book the Chauchilla Cemetery Tour, you just need to contact our team. We will optimize your time and adventure with a tailored-made travel itinerary for you.
Likewise, we care to provide the best experience to each and every one of our passengers, which is why we count with certified drivers, professional guides, and an all-time monitored car fleet with GPS tracking.
- Duration: 3 hours approx.
- Entrance Fee: Already included in the travel package.
- Included: Transportation, entrance fee, english speaking guide.
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